Step down to a scaled-down Hudson

Just like a real car, one of the first steps was to prepare the chassis, adding axles and wheels. There was no engine under the hood of each of these models.

Just like a real car, one of the first steps was to prepare the chassis, adding axles and wheels. There was no engine under the hood of each of these models.

Hudson famously advertised that it was time to step up to a “step down” Hudson when it advertised the first of its all-new postwar automobiles for 1948. Today, we use terms such as “bulbous” or “rolling bathtubs” to describe the Hudson’s smooth, “step down” styling. However, when the new Hudsons hit the market, these cars were considered sleek streamliners that exemplified the modern automobile.

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